Tom: A majority of gulf-access homes in Cape Coral are behind at least one bridge, with clearance height ranging from about 7 to 11 feet. The distance to "open water" will affect the salability and price of a home more than having to go under a bridge, as most motor boats will fit under the bridges. And yes, a buyer will save 15% to 25% on the cost of a home behind a bridge versus a sailboat access home. Sailboat access homes are more expensive due to limited supply, and the relative short distance to get to "open water".
Contact us for a Cape Coral waterfront map, which will depict all bridges and heights, width of canal, and ability to estimate the distance to "open water".